Oh, dear ... this might cause some grumbling amongst the disciples:
GST hike may be only option
The Conservative government might be forced to think the unthinkable: a rise in the GST.
An increasing number of economists believe a hike, even a temporary one, is the only way Canada is going to get out of its fiscal mess. In their view, too many factors are lined up against the federal government -- slower economic growth, increased demand for services and an eventual upward move in interest rates -- to achieve fiscal order through expenditure control alone.
Even though the Conservatives are loath to do so, a GST increase has to be among the options they examine if they are to have any success returning to budget balance, analysts say.
If this happens, it will -- unsurprisingly -- be added to Sandy Crux's list of "Harper Government Accomplishments." Under "Bold, Courageous Initiatives by Stephen Harper to Solve Canada's Economic Crisis," I'm guessing. And right after the entry touting the accomplishment to cut the GST.
One suspects that even if those two things were literally listed consecutively, Canada's Blogging Tories wouldn't draw the connection. They're kind of that dumb.
BONUS DUMBASSITUDE: You know what's coming, don't you? Yes, you do:
That was so unnecessary, wasn't it?
ZOMG!!!111!1!1!: This is, as I'm sure you can appreciate, just adorable.